Congratulations. The October labor lottery is complete. Your name was pulled. For immediate placement, report to the Ministry of Admission at Grestin Border Checkpoint. An apartment will be provided for you and your family in East Grestin. Expect a Class-8 dwelling.
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (445 reviews) - 93% of the 445 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (15,785 reviews) - 96% of the 15,785 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 8, 2013

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Reviews

“Buy, study, and share this game as an example of video games as true art.”
BUY – Ars Technica

“..it is absorbing, brilliantly written and causes you to question your every instinct and reaction - both in the game and in real life.”
9/10 – Eurogamer

“Papers Please is a fantastic idea, beautifully executed.”
8.7/10 – IGN

About This Game

Congratulations.
The October labor lottery is complete. Your name was pulled.
For immediate placement, report to the Ministry of Admission at Grestin Border Checkpoint.
An apartment will be provided for you and your family in East Grestin. Expect a Class-8 dwelling.
Glory to Arstotzka



The communist state of Arstotzka has just ended a 6-year war with neighboring Kolechia and reclaimed its rightful half of the border town, Grestin.

Your job as immigration inspector is to control the flow of people entering the Arstotzkan side of Grestin from Kolechia. Among the throngs of immigrants and visitors looking for work are hidden smugglers, spies, and terrorists.

Using only the documents provided by travelers and the Ministry of Admission's primitive inspect, search, and fingerprint systems you must decide who can enter Arstotzka and who will be turned away or arrested.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Core2Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 or better
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum 1280x720 screen resolution
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX Mountain Lion (10.8)
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Core2Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 or better
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum 1280x720 screen resolution
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Core2Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum 1280x720 screen resolution
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (445 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (15,785 reviews)
Recently Posted
Dinosaur Sensei
( 13.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Greatest game ever made. You'll love the part with the papers, it will leave you in tears.
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chazajacobs
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
great game highly recomend
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TheImperialDeticator
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Papers Please is a fantastic game that should be the top game on steam. I love how you can do down 20 different branches of endings and that you need to figure out things in a certain amount of time.
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mastermerrick
( 14.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
I'll be honest, I thought this game would be boring due to it's premise: You are a border control officer in the fictional country of Arstotska, and have to approve or deny entrants to the country. The game sounds kinda dull, but with new mechanics every other in-game day or so, as well as the general storyline within the NPC interactions led Papers, Please to be a fun, engaging game. The only issue I have with it is it's short length. I was able to complete the game within 4 hours. However, being that this is a small game to begin with, and the inclusion of different challenge modes keep interest even after the campaign is long finished.

All in all, a good buy, and a quirky little game you could jump in and out of as you wish.
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keith
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
I think Papers Please is worth the $10 its priced at.

Its an awesome puzzle/stratagey game set in a Communist country similar to the U.S.S.R.

My freinds thought the whole concept of stamping papers is stupid and I did too until I tried this game. It sucessfully shows people trying to survive in a country that pays next to nothing. At one point in the game this man's wife dosen't have an acceptable entry visa and you are forced to make the choice of letting her in or not. THis seems like a simple problem until you take in the fact that if you dont let her in the country, she will be shot.

Overall, Papers Please is worth the money.
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Leon Trotsky ☦
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Papers, please.
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StickySnax
( 22.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
A remarkable game. Very high replay value.
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Its_Laz3r_ShaRk
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Absolutly epic. This game is worth the 10 - 11$. 2 Thumbs up to the developers!!!
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Keez
( 17.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Its a game you can easily come back and get a quick gaming session in. The style and the sound is amazing. Its going to be a memorable game for me. These smaller games keep suprising me.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
155 of 181 people (86%) found this review helpful
82 people found this review funny
62 of 72 people (86%) found this review helpful
61 people found this review funny
Recommended
317.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Haven't played that long, good game though
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41 of 45 people (91%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Got screwed by twice in a row with a fake papers.
Third comrade comes in and prays that I let him pass for he has cancer and needs Arstozka's famous healthcare to fix him.
After preventing him to pass he offers me all his savings as a bribe.
I snatched his last pennies, denied his passport and commanded him to get back in the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ he came from.

Felt both good and miserable at the same time afterwards... gg 10/10.
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96 of 136 people (71%) found this review helpful
88 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
I came here for trump jokes.
I got a post brexit UK sim.

10/10 still politicaly relevant
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
It's amazing how much this game is deeper than it seems at first glance.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
☑ Nudity

Glory to Arstotzka
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
All of my family members died of disease.

I went to jail.

Glory to Arstotzka.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
DAN

DUN

DAN

DUN

DAN

DUN

DAN

DUN

DAN

DUN

DAN

DUN

Glory to Arztotska!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Cackled like a madman when a husband had valid papers but his wife who was next in the queue lacked so much as a passport. REFUSE, REFUSE, REFUSE. 10/10. It's a great time-killer and a neat little game, once you adjust to working out the layout and realise you actually had a family to feed (unlike I did on my first, unsuccessful run) you'll have a blast. Very surprised, and impressed with this game at the same time.

My review will be heavily expanded with time.
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